I have been taking photos of my restoration from the beginning and continuing as long as there is work still to be done. These photos have made there way into several photo albums and also scanned into computer over the last year.
First, as a record of the work accomplished and second as a way to show added value as compared to original condition. Lastly, to share with others as on the Forum or a personnal blog of the "restoration process"
So far I've managed to get the REAL photo albums together and sorted out the photos on the computer to resource quickly and share on the forums.
All of this back tracking to scan real photos was very time consuming, but i was late to the digtial camera world. Upgrading the computer allowed me to finally get the digital camera and organize my photos.......
So.......to the question of sharing
I have been adding photos to the forum when someone asks about that subject that I can refer to with the photo. (Sometimes I can't control myself)
and add photos somewhat related to the qeustion at hand. It's MAGIC!
What I would like to see : forum, blogs, or web site.....
See more before and after
documentation. I think the best way to do this is to wait until you have both photos and some discription of the work already started and finished. It can take years to get to the finished product, but there are too many projects started and not followed up in posts or blogs.
What I like to read and follow:
that continue the story on a regular basis...this can be difficult with months seperating large project.
....like soverignoftheroad, byamcaravaner, (and many more) etc that have great photos and some story background related,(or not) to the trailer and travelling. Most importantly is that they should be updated on a regular basis.....whatever that is. I think at least every couple of weeks? The more varied the subject matter, the more fun they can be to read. It all helps that they are linked at the bottom of their posts.
.... like RJ Dial's vintageairstream.com, loaded with before and after photos with detailed resource info. Vintageairstream's website, which contains Mr. Luhr's travel blog, magazine info and now a place for Airstreamers to contibute photos.
What is the best way?
I would think a Blog is the most personnal and customizable...it's your blog and can go in any direction and be creative.
Forums are the fast food variety and a bit of the roll of the dice, especially if you would like some feedback. Maybe even feedback you don't really need?